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Another CWD Case Confirmed in Texas Deer

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced that a captive white-­‐tailed deer in a Lavaca County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station detected the presence of CWD in samples submitted,...

Public Meetings Scheduled with Information about CWD

Effective this fall, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Containment Area (CA) to include all of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren counties due to detections of the disease near Interstate 81 during the last two years. Since 2009, CWD — a progressive and fatal neurological disease...

Second Positive CWD Test Has DNR Officials on Alert

A second white-tailed deer has been found to be positive for chronic wasting disease, putting state wildlife officials on more alert as they work to see if there’s a connection between the two deer. Here is the press release about the latest situation: The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development...

Ten Test Positive for CWD; Officials Say Risk Small for Wild Deer

A total of 640 deer were tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014-2015 seasons, and 10 of those were confirmed positive. Samples were obtained from deer killed by hunters in southcentral and southwest parts of Kansas and from sick and/or suspect deer observed in the eastern, northcentral and northwest parts of the...

Escaped Deer, Possibly with CWD, Has Conservation Officials Scrambling

Wildlife officials are scrambling to locate deer that escaped from a fenced captive deer facility after tests showed positive results for chronic wasting disease in deer inside the farm. Wisconsin DNR officials are asking residents in two communities to report any sightings of the ear-tagged deer and their location. CWD was detected in June...

BREAKING: CWD Confirmed in Texas Deer

Tests for Chronic Wasting Disease taken from a white-tailed deer in Texas have been confirmed positive, resulting in the first case in the species in one of the nation’s biggest deer hunting states. The tests were confirmed and announced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. The deer was in Medina County and tests...

Whoa! A Density of 8,907 Deer Per Square Mile?

The latest news out of western Wisconsin: another case of chronic wasting disease found in a penned-deer operation operating at an insane deer density. The deer, a 7-year-old doe, tested positive. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test results. As a result, tens of thousands of Wisconsin deer hunters will...

Breaking News: Sharpshooters Begin Deer Cull in CWD Strategy

State wildlife officials publicly announced that Chronic Wasting Disease was detected in wild white-tailed deer just a week ago and now sharpshooters have begun killing as many deer as possible in a Michigan township. Sharpshooters hired by the state began their work June 3 in Meridian Township and are focusing on a 2-mile area,...

CWD in Wild Deer Spurs Wildlife Agency’s Action Plan

Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in a wild, free-ranging deer in Michigan, according to conservation department officials, and is the first such case in the state. CWD is an always-fatal neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids. It had previously been detected in Michigan in deer that were in enclosures. The wild...